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Just Drop It in!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo’s Drop-in Hydrocarbons

by Jim Lane (Biofuhttp://radar.weather.gov/radar_lite.php?product=NCR&rid=LWX&loop=yesels Digest)  Gevo produces and sells low-carbon, renewable, high-performance fuel products. From ethanol to isobutanol, jet fuel, isooctane, oxygenate blendstocks, and more, Gevo is on a mission to replace fossil based products and decarbonize products for large markets. Tim Cesarek, Executive VP and COO of Gevo gave this

August 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Features E85 Can-Am Conversion

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  During the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) this year the Renewable Fuels Association featured a racing Can-Am X3 (2018 model) which has been converted to running on E85. This beautiful vehicle wrapped with the RFA’s “Fueled With Pride” image, has been racing this season. The extra horsepower provided

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

F1 Eyes Carbon-Neutral Fuel for 2021

(GMM/Sports Mole)  … With Formula E dominating motor racing’s ‘green’ credentials, Auto Motor und Sport reports that with its new rules for 2021, Formula 1 wants to start to switch to carbon-neutral fuel. It is believed F1 is prepared to argue that carbon-neutral fuel is in fact even ‘greener’ than electric

June 5, 2019 Read Full Article

IMSA Expands Green Racing Initiatives

by John Dagys (Sportscar 365)  IMSA expands Green Racing initiatives amid ramped up electrification plans…  IMSA has announced an expanded set of initiatives for its IMSA Green program, which extends its affiliation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and SAE International. According to the sanctioning body, the program will “aggressively pursue”

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Jumpstart Stations Have the Ethanol Your Muscle Car Needs!

(MOTOR’N TV) Stations have the Ethanol your Muscle Car needs to achieve its full potential! There are a lot of informational websites and videos on Ethanol. Even M.I.T. has done a study and its favorable to E-85. WATCH VIDEO

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article
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High Octane Fuel Summit — May 2, 2019 — Speedway, IN

ICGA’s High Octane Fuel Summit celebrates the power of ethanol for fuel retailers  —   Few things on earth express power and speed like the race cars that charge around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The High Octane Fuel Summit, presented by the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) on May 2 at

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Honda Indy Grand Prix Shines Public Spotlight on Biogas

(Bioenergy Insight)  Two cars in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama were powered by biogas, a breakthrough to mainstream America for the biogas industry. IndyCars driven by Colton Herta (Harding Steinbrenner Racing) and Patricio O’Ward (Carlin Motorsport) used biogas as fuel, replacing conventional fuels used in race cars on a

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Teachers of the Trade

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An American Ethanol partnership facilitated an ethanol-focused presentation to future and current mechanics at one Universal Technical Institute campus. — Mechanic certification focuses intensely on engines themselves, and the mechanical aspects of engine parts. It makes sense, then, that mechanics are just as susceptible to believing

March 27, 2019 Read Full Article

World Energy and Valero Lead Rebound in Biofuels M&A: 2018 Review

by Bruce Comer (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest)  Convergence reigns as the North American biofuels industry witnesses a resurgence in mergers and acquisitions, including exceptionally large deals  —  Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in biofuels picked up considerably in 2018 after a slowdown in 2017, and by historic standards, the deals grew considerably in

January 22, 2019 Read Full Article

B100 Helps Phil Sharp Take 3rd Place in Route du Rhum Ocean Race

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel produced by Renewable Energy Group Inc. and purified with Cynersorb—a surface-functionalized diatomaceous earth from Imerys—helped skipper Phil Sharp of the U.K. take third place out of dozens of participants in this year’s Route du Rhum yacht race in the Class40 category. The solo transatlantic race

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Scaling the Ethanol ‘Blend Wall’ Ultimately Consumers’ Decision

by John Duff (Delta Farm Press/National Sorghum Producers)  …  The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership program is a grassroots effort to fund new infrastructure for e15. Selling higher blends of ethanol at convenience stores sometimes requires new equipment or modifications to existing equipment, and both require investment. With this in mind, the sorghum,

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Sorghum Heats up the Track at Texas Motor Speedway

by Shelley E. Huguley (SouthWest Farm Press)  Father and son team return to Texas for JAG Metals 350 race. — Racing in Texas for Texas, Austin, Texas, native Austin Wayne Self, drove the No. 22 Chevy Silverado truck at speeds of up to 200 mph at Texas Motor Speedway Nov. 2. for the

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

How AFD Cracked the Code for Extracting 30 HP More from E85

by Jeff Smith (Hot Rod Network)  By now, everybody knows about ethanol and E85. If you don’t, it’s time you caught up with the rest of the world.  … Today, the U.S. Department of Energy defines E85 as actually any blend of 51 to 83 percent ethanol with gasoline. This is required

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel-Powered Race Boat Takes Third Place in Trans-Atlantic Challenge

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the Imerys Energy Challenge, centered on clean innovation and energy efficiency, is a self-sufficient, CO2-free energy production and storage system tested aboard the Class40 (12.19 meters long) race yacht in some of the world’s toughest offshore events. This week the vessel came in third place

November 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Bandit Big Rig Series to Highlight MN Biodiesel

(Bandit Big Rig Series/Globe Newswire)  MN Soybean Research & Promotion Council to promote B20, ‘Indomitus’ truck  —  Beards, biodiesel and Bandit Big Rig racing— that’s what’s in store for racing enthusiasts Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Elko Speedway. The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the Bandit Big Rig Series

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Enogen Waves Flag for Ethanol at NASCAR Race

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) For the sixth consecutive year, Syngenta Enogen sponsored NASCAR® racing at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa this past weekend. The Iowa 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race presented by Enogen on Sunday highlighted both corn and ethanol around the track and allowed Syngenta to thank some of the farmers who

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Gas Mileage With a Punch! 355-Horse 2019 L84 5.3 Chevy V-8 Can Burn E85

by John Gilbert (Super Chevy)  The big draw to E85 for gearheads was its 105 octane rating that’s no longer posted on the pump. It’s been a while since there’s been any mention of E85 connected with the new vehicles, but E85 is still around, and now with E10 gasoline prices

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

IndyCar’s E85 Fuels Competition, if Not Acceptance

by Henry Payne (Detroit News)  The IndyCars racing in the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle this weekend will carry the logos of Chevrolet, Honda, Firestone and others. With 100,000 in attendance on the island and nearly 2 million more watching on TV and the Internet, these brands benefit from their association with high-performance

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Volvo Ocean Race Stays on Sustainability Course with Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Recycled from ‘The Galley’ Powers North American Stop  —  Biodiesel will be working overtime as the Volvo Ocean Race ports in Rhode Island for its North American stopover this month. The race, which is known for rugged competition and its commitment to sustainability, was a natural fit for

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Partnership between American Ethanol and Universal Technical Institute

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. A critical mission at Growth Energy is to show consumers the myriad benefits of

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Clearing Up Myths About E85 And Ethanol: 16 Things You Need To Know

by Jeff Smith (Dragzine)  Over the years we’ve seen all sorts of misinformation floating around the web on various forums and other social media interfaces with respect to E85 and ethanol fuels, so in the interest of education, we’ve taken some of those questions and put them into a Q&A

April 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP and Renewable Jet and Diesel Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis. UOP also owns a Renewable Energy &

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel with 89% Lower GHGs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synpet was founded in 2014 as a developer of a synthetic petroleum (SYNPET) business using its Thermal Conversion Process. TCP breaks down organic waste materials by using heat, pressure and water to produce oil and other co-products. SYNPET uses a proprietary thermal depolymerization process that subjects animal and food

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Racing Website Has Been Redesigned

(Delta Farm Press)  The American Ethanol Racing website, AmericanEthanolRacing.com, has been redesigned. As an official NASCAR partner and sponsor of the 2018 Daytona 500-winning No. 3 Monster Energy Cup Series racing team, Growth Energy is excited to showcase the many engine performance benefits of biofuels in innovative, engaging ways. The dynamic, revamped

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Driver Wins Daytona 500

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  History was made Sunday when the grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress drove Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s famous No. 3 Chevrolet across the finish line of the Daytona 500, 20 years after Earnhardt won the same race. American Ethanol driver and spokesperson Austin Dillon took the legendary

February 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, higher value advanced biofuels and chemicals using lower cost, non-food energy sources and feedstocks. CEO

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

American Ethanol and NCGA to Roll Out Big Promotion at Talladega Race

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … NCGA (National Corn Growers Association) will be partnering with corn farmers from across the U.S. – including Alabama, Kansas, Iowa and Michigan – to promote E15 American Ethanol all weekend in the popular Fan Zone exhibit area, nearby campgrounds, on-track signage, the pavement in

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Drag Racing With E85: Green Is Mean – E85 Isn’t Just For Tree-Huggers

(Quick Fuel Technology/Holley)  As a renewable energy source championed by environmentalists, racers often think of E85 as a wimpy fuel that has no place in a drag car. However, many bracket racers have shattered that perception by taking advantage of E85’s incredible 110-plus octane rating and dirt cheap pricing. E85 represents

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenspeed Research + Tires = New World Record

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  We Did It!  THE SHORT VERSION   —  With the last borrowed tire and wheel returned to its rightful owner, the Greenspeed Research adventures of Speed Week 2017 came to a close with an official speed record in hand.  Under your sponsorships, donations, and support, the GsR

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Onken Racing’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat Earns Top Honors

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 16, the American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat took home “Top Gun” honors at the Grand Lake of the Cherokees Shootout with a 200-mph run.   The American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat boat routinely finishes in the top of its field in competition, breaking its own record at

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 Biofuel in NASCAR and Spreading across the Country

by Erin Kidd (Independent Tribune)  When Austin Dillon crossed the finish line and made his way to Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600, there were smiles from all of his supporters and probably from Dr. Andy Randolph, technical director of ECR Engines. ECR Engines is a high-performance engine production, research

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Engine Smart. Earth Kind.

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  The story of biofuels seems pretty simple when you hear the words, “Engine smart and earth kind,” from Growth Energy’s CEO Emily Skor. … “E15 is a win, win fuel for consumers. It’s the 21-century fuel for the 21-century consumer and for their 21-century car,” said Skor. The

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 at the Pump with Kum & Go

by Jamie Johansen (Energy.AgWired.com)  Kum & Go stores launched E15 about two years ago because of the growing demand for higher octane and a lower cost fuel option for customers. We met up with Jim Pirolli, Vice President of Fuels at Kum and Go, during the recent NASCAR American Ethanol E15

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Syngenta and Growth Energy Partner to Promote E15 Fuel at American Ethanol E15 250 Race

(Syngenta/AgriMarketing)  Syngenta and Growth Energy are once again working with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value of E15 at the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. The race, which will be held on June 24, 2017, marks the fifth year of this partnership. Established by Growth

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

American Ethanol Driver Wins

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.Agwired.com)  The No. 3 Chevrolet owned by Austin Dillon’s grandfather, Richard Childress, returned to Victory Lane during the Coca-Cola 600 for the first time since the late Dale Earnhardt won his last race on Oct. 15, 2000 at Talladega. It was the first career Monster Energy Series

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Racing Professionals Help Educate Professionals

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In this month’s Drive column, Growth Energy’s CEO outlines the partnership with racing professionals to demonstrate why ethanol is a good choice for powering engines and the planet. —  … We know that ethanol has higher octane and that it burns cleaner and

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Aromatics Poisoning Prompts Partnership with Formula Drift Racer

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative is proud to announce an educational partnership with Alec Hohnadell, a driver on the Formula Drift Circuit. Hohnadell not only uses ethanol race fuel for its performance capabilities but also for its health and emission benefits. Several years ago, Hohnadell became

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

AY-YI YI-YA AAAY, Gevo Just Can’t Stop Dancin’

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But there’s something so cool in that technology that we can’t take our eyes off the company and its progress, even though looking at the balance sheet can feel like watching a car crash in slow motion. This week, Gevo executed a series of moves including signing

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Champ Richard Childress Makes NASCAR Hall of Fame

(Growth Energy)  This week, Growth Energy will join racing fans across the country to celebrate the induction of NASCAR’s 2017 Hall of Fame honorees, including racing legend Richard Childress, a longtime champion for ethanol-based fuels. “Richard Childress purchased his first racecar for $20 dollars at the age of 17 and

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

American Ethanol, NCGA Make Good Showing in 2016 NASCAR Season

(National Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2016 NASCAR racing season was a year filled with memorable moments for American Ethanol sponsors Growth Energy and National Corn Growers Association and their driver Austin Dillon. In this season’s first American Ethanol paint-out, Dillon won the pole position in the Sprint Cup

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

NASCAR to Surpass 10 Million Miles on Sunoco Green E15

(NASCAR/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  NASCAR announced Nov. 11 that it will surpass 10 million competition miles on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American-made ethanol, by the end of the 2016 season. The achievement will be celebrated during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. The 10

November 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Blog: Ethanol Advantages Outweigh Btu

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   In looking it up, E100 has 76,100 Btu per gallon, compared to 114,000 Btu per gallon of gasoline. For an E10 blend, with its 111,836 Btu per gallon, the difference in energy content is minor—it probably has less impact on mileage than whether the

September 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Boater Running High Ethanol Blend Smashes Speed Record

(Growth Energy)  Last weekend, competitors from around the country participated in two major powerboat racing competitions, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and the Mentor Superboat Grand Prix in Mentor, Ohio. Many of the top performing boats at each event ran on high-ethanol blends, with over 30 performing

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Think Ethanol Doesn’t Work in Boats? Think Again

by Sara Wyant (Agri-Pulse)  Ask most boaters about ethanol and boats and you’ll likely hear that the two don’t go together. In fact, many gas stations surrounding some of the largest U.S. lakes will advertise “no ethanol in our fuel” as a way to attract customers. But the ethanol industry has

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Vegetable Oil Powered Truck Shatters World Record, Reaches over 200 mph at Speed Week

by Jenny M Kniss (Greenspeed Research)  To showcase the viability of renewable energy, non-profit group Greenspeed Research (GsR), reached 209 mph with a truck powered by vegetable oil at the Bonneville Salt Flats this August. Their new world record reached a speed just under the 215 mph petroleum fuel record

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

King of the Corn Drag Racing Highlighs Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Nationals shines a spotlight on high ethanol blends in inaugural street car race.  —  Larry Larson made history this summer when he won the Ethanol Nationals, the first street car drag race using high ethanol blends. The world-renowned street car racer and owner

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

A Letter to Fans of Green Racing from the Greenspeed Research Team–Back on the Salt

by David Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  Yes, we have been quiet lately. We’ve been able to work twice as hard now that Dave and Patrick are both graduated. We have been heads down and focused. It has been a very successful month. This update will focus there and we will send

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

NASCAR Uses Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility for Race Fuel

(WSYR-TV)  Plant is exclusive supplier of ethanol for NASCAR’s Green E-15  —  The racing series has a number of Central New York connections helping make it run smoothly, but one local business is literally powering NASCAR. For over a decade, NASCAR teams have been using Sunoco fuel to power their

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Angling for Ethanol

by Brian Sowers (Crappie Masters TV/ODU Magazine)  … The truth is that ethanol blends are ideal for watercraft, and companies like Kawasaki, Mercury Marine, OMC, Pleasurecraft, Tigershark, Tracker, Honda, and Yamaha all approve the use of E10 in their machines. The same is true in the racing community. The National Boat

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Energy and Job Creation Program that Works for People and the Environment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Morning Consult)  … Not every lawmaker is sold on the idea of renewables, but it’s hard not to appreciate the billions of dollars of economic activity across the U.S. that has been driven by the RFS. Investments that would otherwise go to China and Brazil have

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with the high school students and their advisor for a while over the weekend to learn

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

@NASCAR #E15 Race Offers Fans ‘All American Fun’

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Jimmy Small is in his third race season as president of Iowa Speedway. TheAmerican Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is in its fourth year while the American Ethanol sponsorship is in its fifth year. Small told Chuck Zimmerman in an interview during #ethanol race weekend

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

by Chuck Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working

June 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Luxury Cars Could Boost Ethanol Demand

by Nate Birt (Top Producer)  The recently announced Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume requirements for ethanol are a welcome step up, says Ted Seifried, Zaner Ag Hedge. But to push ethanol demand higher, he says, two factors would be helpful: increase blending, and attract the interest of luxury car manufacturers.

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

American Ethanol, Enogen Named Sponsors for June Iowa XFINITY Race

(NASCAR)  Iowa Speedway today (May 3, 2016) announced American Ethanol will serve as the entitlement sponsor and Enogen as the presenting sponsor for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race during Wide Opening Weekend on June 18-19. The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen on Sunday, June 19, represents

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

News from Greenspeed Research

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  The major happenings in 2015 that you might remember: In March, Greenspeed Research became a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a mission to create learning opportunities for the STEM disciplines and renewable energy sources. This was a HUGE step in the development of the GsR legacy, and

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Going Full Throttle with Ethanol

by Richard Childress (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Richard Childress Racing)  E15 is a great fuel for Richard Childress Racing and for the entire NASCAR community, writes the former driver and team owner of RCR. … At RCR, we are proud to partner with this American-grown, American-made industry for many reasons. Biofuels, like ethanol,

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Advances in Racing Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Gulf Racing Fuels becomes the Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track.  MSR Houston is a private membership country club race track. Gevo, is supplying Gulf the bio-isobutanol produced at Gevo’s fermentation plant in Luverne, MN. MSR Houston is switching fuels primarily to get the new

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This weekend the 49th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off the American sports car racing season. It promises to be one of the best with the brand new EcoBoost Ford GT joining a tough GT field that includes Corvettes, Porsches, and new

January 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Honda VP Says NSX Probably Racing in 2017 Le Mans GT Class

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., in answer to a question at the DC Auto Show said there would be an announcement soon about the Honda NSX racing in 2017. “You know the old adage,” he said,

January 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Bob Kozak Writes about Green Racing Developments from The Roar B4 the Rolex 24 in Daytona

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ed note: Here are some initial notes from Bob Kozak, covering green racing developments at the Daytona International Speedway’s Roar before the Rolex 24.  Sounds like we are racing backwards instead of forwards.  To begin: Corvette The front of the Corvettes no longer have

January 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Got the Need for Speed? E85 Is the High-Octane Fuel for You

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  E85 ethanol has a benefit for just about everybody: Some people like the fact that the fuel often is much cheaper than regular gasoline, even with gas  prices at their cheapest in years. Others appreciate that ethanol is made by American workersand not imported.

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Belgian Solar Car Produced with Bio-Based rRsins to Compete at the World Solar Challenge 2015

(Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay) Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven in building the PunchOne, a Belgian solar car based on bio-based resins. The Punch One, that will run the Solar Challenge in Australia in October, is

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

‘American Ethanol’ Is Shootout Top Gun With 208 MPH Run

(LakeExpo.com)  With acclaimed drivers Myrick Coil and John Cosker in the cockpit, Don Onken’s 50-foot Mystic American Ethanol is this year’s Shootout champion. Onken’s yellow and black catamaran hit 208 mph on the first day of the two-day race, running the traditional one-mile stretch past tens of thousands of people

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Greenspeed Aims to Debut Biodiesel Trophy Truck at Baja 1000

(KMVT)  A Boise based non–profit called Greenspeed Research is racing to build a biodiesel trophy truck to compete in the Baja 1000.  Greenspeed Research was born out of a student club at Boise State.  They built the world’s fastest vegetable oil powered vehicle. Greenspeed’s co-founder, Dave Schenker, grew up in

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … On an official basis, E15 is approved by the EPA to be used in all gasoline-powered passenger vehicles manufactured in or after 2001. The vast majority of gasoline-powered vehicles on the road in America were manufactured in or after 2001. This accounts for

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: Why the EPA Must Move forward with Biofuels

by Richard Childress (Charlotte Observer)  As a former NASCAR driver and current team owner, I know a thing or two about engines, performance and fuel. My team’s success depends on using the best technology to get the best results. I would never turn my back on a competitive advantage. That’s

August 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers Show off American Ethanol No. 3 Show Car

by Amie Sites (AgriNews)  Prior to the recent Brickyard 400, Hoosiers were able to see the Richard Childress Racing American Ethanol No. 3 show car and learn about ethanol. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council sponsored appearances of the car as part of its partnership with American Ethanol and NASCAR. It was

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: Boat Racers Return to Kansas for ‘Shootout’ on the Water

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Boat Racing Association recently held its annual Garnett Ethanol Hydroplane Shootout in Garnett, Kansas. The July 12–13 event, which was sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association, East Kansas Agri-Energy and the Kansas Corn Commission, invited boat racers from across the country to compete

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Heads to the Brickyard

(National Corn Growers Association)  … Fans will also be able to learn more about American Ethanol or show their support of the clean burning fuel by visiting the Biofuels Mobile Education Center in the fan midway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 24-26. American Ethanol supporters, including Growth Energy and National

July 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Organization Dreams Big, Values Grassroots

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when he took on the project. Today, the organization is still fighting for farmers and all people of the ethanol industry The story has a familiar beginning, with $2 a bushel

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project developers and technology suppliers. … AlgaEnergy AlgaEnergy is a technology-based company specialized in the field

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG

by Stephen Edelstein (Green Car Reports)  … Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route 12 Sunday, while bypassing New Orleans on a cross-country ride. He wrote us to ask about the identity of the low-slung car he captured on video. That car, it

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Transportation Day Drives Innovation Forward

(US Department of Energy)  On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) hosted Sustainable Transportation Day at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Together, the Bioenergy , Fuel Cell, and Vehicle Technologies Offices showcased how EERE’s strategic investments in sustainable transportation technologies are improving vehicle efficiency

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Diesel Technologies Featured During Sustainable Transportation Day In Washington D.C.

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)   … Advanced Biofuel Capabilities Enhance Diesel as a Sustainable Transportation Option — Diesel engines found in vehicles ranging from passenger vehicles all the way to large tractors are capable of operating on blends of high quality, bio-based fuel, including biodiesel. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers biodiesel

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

From Florida to California on Just One Tank of Renewable Diesel?

(NGT News)  A team of motorsport enthusiasts is aiming to drive a car from the Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of Neste NExBTL renewable diesel fuel. As part of what Neste has dubbed its “One Tank Across the USA Challenge,” the

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Getting the Word out about Biofuels and Green Racing

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  No special Green Racing events at the Detroit Grand Prix this year because most of the cars racing for the DEKRA Green Challenge Award have opted out of this race to prepare for the 24 Hours at LeMans. The Green Challenge Award recognizes the

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Waves of Ethanol Misinformation

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  E10 can be safely used in marine engines and every marine engine manufactured today provides warranty coverage for E10, writes Bob Dinneen. To combat misinformation floating around, he encourages one-on-one conversations to keep the facts straight. … In a sign of their

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

IndyCar: Grace Autosport Launches All-Female Team for 2016 Indy 500

by Marshall Pruett (Racer Magazine)  Veteran automotive executive and motorsports director Beth Paretta has announced an ambitious new Verizon IndyCar Series program comprised of an all-female staff for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016. The brand-new Grace Autosport team will field accomplished IndyCar and sports car Katherine Legge,

May 15, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel to Help Power U.S. Leg of Volvo Ocean Race

(VolvoOceanRaceNewport.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is a supporting sponsor for the Newport Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, providing blends of biodiesel for use on the Volvo Ocean 65 race boats and in all of the diesel generators and vehicles associated with the shoreside facilities. The use of biodiesel,

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

DEKRA Announces Risi Competizione’s Ferrari F458 Italia Green Challenge Winner of TUDOR Championship Race in Monterey, CA

(MarketWatch/DEKRA North America, Inc.)  DEKRA North America, Inc. congratulates Risi Competizione’s Ferrari F458 Italia as the winner, for the third consecutive time, of the DEKRA Green Challenge Award in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix race held in Monterey, California on May 3, 2015. DEKRA is the sponsor of the

May 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Blog: Smartphone App, on the Racetrack for Ethanol Education

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small company is using out-of-the-box marketing to reach members of the public as well as spread the word about cavitation. I had previously heard the name Hydro Dynamics Inc., which is the developer of a patented cavitation process intensification technology. The ShockWave Power

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

NASCAR and American Ethanol Celebrate Five Year Partnership

by Andy Eubank (HoosierAgToday)  For five years and more than seven million miles, American Ethanol and NASCAR have worked together to increase horsepower and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the sport by 20 percent with Sunoco Green E15, a renewable fuel blended with American Ethanol. “This has been a tremendous

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Car to Appear at Nebraska State FFA Convention

(Nebraska Ethanol Board)  American Ethanol is proud to announce its partnership with the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board and ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. to promote homegrown American Ethanol at this week’s Nebraska State FFA Convention held April 8-10, 2015. “We are thrilled to team up with American Ethanol

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Risi Competizione’s Ferrari Takes the Green at Sebring

(Department of Energy) Each new Green Racing season brings with it new opportunities for manufacturers to demonstrate advanced transportation technologies and renewable fuels, and the Twelve Hours of Sebring race at Sebring International Raceway provides excellent testing grounds. Built on a former WWII bomber training base, the Twelve Hours of Sebring

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Innovation Unleashed: Sportscar Racing Takes Next Step toward Driving Technology and Renewable Fuel Development

by Natalie Committee (U.S. Department of Energy) As motorsports enthusiasts know, racing innovation once meant turbine-powered Indy cars and six-wheeled formula cars, but those days are mostly over. Today, Green Racing encourages the use of innovative technologies that foster energy efficiency and renewable, low-carbon fuels. Green Racing is a partnership between

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

E15 Is New to Most Fuel Stations, but Not to NASCAR

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Fuel with 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, has made its way into south Florida recently. E15 has been approved for sale by the U.S. EPA since January 2011 and has been offered to consumers since July of 2012. Now it’s making its way to gas pumps

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Race Car Sponsored by Hydro Dynamics Featured on PBS Show

(PR Web)  Driver Jonathan Olmscheid of the Hydro Dynamics sponsored US Ethanol car discussed benefits of ethanol as a race fuel during an interview on the PBS show “Farm Connections” recorded near the end of his 2014 racing season. The US Ethanol race car sponsored by Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI)

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Mechanics Corner: FAME, NERD, GTL and Pond Scum: Powering Equipment in the Future

by Allen Schaeffer (Progressive Dairyman/Diesel Technology Forum)  … Moving to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel was the biggest change in diesel fuel in the last 50 years, and now it’s already been nine years since that happened. Next up is expanded use of petroleum diesel fuel replacements, maybe from some unlikely sources.

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Close, But No Cigar: Greenspeed Truck Apparent Record-Breaker Doesn't Count

from a note from Mike Shipman (Blue Planet Photography, LLC) The Greenspeed truck broke their previous El Mirage record of 155mph with a run of 156.182 mph on Sunday, the second day of racing. But because they are not a member of a club, the run was unofficial. The truck

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

From Table To Truck: How Food Waste Could Run Your Car

by Cassandra Profita (Northwest Public Radio)  … 21-year-old Matt Coffman is a formula drift race car driver. This year, he switched to a new fuel that’s made from fermented food waste. … “People are just all around surprised to hear that we are running a race car off of food-based

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel Standard Good for US Economy

by Tim Walz (D-Minn.) (AgWeek)  Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which we stop spending $1 billion per day on foreign oil and start investing those funds to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and help pay down the debt, all while creating well-paying

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Pure Ethanol Engines Could Pack a Big Punch

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for pure ethanol. If E85 were widely available, the work racers are doing in this area could be applied to street vehicles with a positive impact on fuel mileage. A while

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Racing with Relevance: Green Racing Redefines Sustainable Motorsports

by Reuben Sarkar (US Department of Energy)  Green Racing is helping to bring new levels of “Clean, Fast, and Efficient” to motorsports competition and consumer vehicles through the announcement of this season’s Green Challenge Award and its new Green Racing Protocols. On Monday, I had the opportunity to recognize the racing

October 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Mechanics See Ethanol in Action at NASCAR

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)   Mechanics in Kansas had the opportunity to learn about NASCAR first hand when they attended the Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Kansas Speedway hosted by the Kansas Corn Commission. The Commission has been a part of the

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Gulf Racing Fuels Selling High Performance Fuels Using Gevo's Renewable Isobutanol

(Gevo)  Initial Focus on Marine and Off-Road Fuel Markets — Gevo, Inc.(Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced that it is selling renewable isobutanol to Gulf Racing Fuels for their new line of marine and off-road fuels. The new biofuels will meet Gulf Racing Fuels’requirement for an oxygenated off-road fuel. The

October 3, 2014 Read Full Article

The Absurdity of Zero GHG Formula-E Racing or Advanced Biofuel Racing is the Real Deal

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This past weekend the first race of the much hyped Formula-E electric car series was run in Beijing, China. http://www.racer.com/f1/formula-e/item/108558-formula-e-di-grassi-wins-as-prost-triggers-last-lap-crash The 45 minute race, which required two electric cars (with top speeds about 80 mph less than E85 powered IndyCars) per driver because of

September 13, 2014 Read Full Article

USU Researchers Blazing Trails with Car Fueled by Algae, Safflower Seeds

by Mike Anderson (Deseret News)  Utah State University researchers are using the Bonneville Salt Flats to market what they believe is the fuel of the future: a biofuel made with algae and safflower seeds. For some, salt is the stuff dreams are made of. “Racing on the salt is something I’ve been

September 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Proposed City of Chicago Ethanol Ordinance Would be a Step in the Right Direction

by Michael Wang and Jennifer Dunn (Huffington Post/Argonne National Laboratory)  … A proposed City of Chicago ordinance that would require most gas stations to offer E15 fuel – 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline – is one example of a smaller step we can take now to increase our use of

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Powered Boats Make Splash in Kansas

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)   … The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took to the water in 2011 to help dispel some of the myths associated with boating and ethanol. RFA partnered with the National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) and required that all racers use 10% ethanol in each race

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Syngenta Donates $108K for Flex Fuel Infrastructure

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  During the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen taking place at the Iowa Speedway today, Syngenta announced that they are donating $108,000 to the renewable fuels industry to make flex fuels more widely available. The funds will be used for flex fuel pump infrastructure to help

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Syngenta, FFA Collaborate on Fundraising at Iowa Speedway Event

(Syngenta/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Syngenta and lowa FFA chapters will be joining forces to increase awareness of the benefits of American ethanol and to raise money to support flex fuel availability – and the FFA – at the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, on July 11 and 12. Money raised

July 14, 2014 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Weekend Preview

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   American Ethanol is racing into Newton, Iowa for an exciting weekend at the Iowa Speedway. It’s an ethanol-powered packed event for American Ethanol. This weekend features the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen on Friday July 11th and the Indy Corn Indy 300 presented by DeKalb on

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

IndyCar Returns to Iowa with 50 More Laps

(Iowa Corn Growers Association)  Iowa Corn renews title sponsorship of IndyCar Series race in 2014 as the Iowa Corn Indy 300 … “If race car drivers can power the elite IndyCar on E85, we want consumers to feel confident that they are doing the right thing at the gas pump

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Boat Races Ride Into Garnett

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The popular Garnett Ethanol Hydroplane Shootout is returning to Garnett, Kan., July 12–13. This National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) competition pits drivers of hydroplanes and roundabouts against each other in a fast-paced race to the finish. The upcoming race is sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA),

June 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Former Ethanol Car Driver Wins Indy 500

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  It was mid-season in 2007 when Ryan Hunter-Reay burst on the IndyCar Series scene wearing the green and blue ethanol logo for Rahal-Letterman Racing. He finished 6th in his first Indy 500 in 2008 and won Rookie of the Year. This year he came in first. … Ryan

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

A Strong Voice in Indiana

by Jim Dukart (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol plants in Indiana account for some 600 jobs, with an additional 4.9 jobs created for every job at an ethanol plant. The industry has pumped $1.5 billion in direct capital into the state since 2006, contributing to a $520 million increase in gross

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

NASCAR Leader Testifies for Biofuels

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing this week on advanced biofuels. Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says advanced biofuels are here now, and they are an important part of the energy title in the recently passed farm bill. … One of the witnesses at the

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article

American Ethanol on the NASCAR Green® Team

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  American Ethanol is once again partnering with NASCAR® for the NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative now through April 25 to promote environmentally friendly biofuels. The goal of the initiative is to highlight the accomplishments of green programs that have helped reduce the NASCAR’s carbon footprint. “This partnership with NASCAR

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

IMSA Green Alternative Fuels Lauded by DOE, EPA

Leaders from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined top executives from the automobile and fuel industries Saturday at Sebring International Raceway to praise the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) alternative fuels program, a cornerstone component of its growing IMSA Green initiative. VP

March 15, 2014 Read Full Article

The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research

Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The uses of glycerin – crude, USP-grade or otherwise – and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.  READ MORE

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel's Added Value: Time to Get Back on Message

by Michael Devine  (AMERIgreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  …As a veteran of biodiesel marketing and distribution over the past decade, my first suggestion for the current state of the biodiesel industry is to “get back on message.” Looking forward as we move into 2014, biodiesel industry stakeholders must once again consider a

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Fueled Prototype Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An ethanol-fueled vehicle designed by a team of students from Thailand earned the top place at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 event on Feb. 9. Team “How Much Ethanol” from Panjavidhya Technological College Thailand drove 2,730 kilometers (km) on 1 liter of ethanol (6,421

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Would NASCAR Fans Go Green? Lockheed Martin to Find Out

by Jill R. Aitoro (Washington Business Journal)  Lockheed Martin Corp. and the American Council On Renewable Energy hope to engage millions of NASCAR fans on the benefits of going green. That’s thanks to a new sponsorship agreement unveiled Monday that will highlight renewable energy, sustainability and energy security. Bethesda-based Lockheed and

February 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Porsche Wins First IMSA Green Racing Challenge at Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Porsche 911 (running as #911),fielded by Porsche North America,  and driven by Porsche works drivers Richard Leitz, Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet, won not only the GTLM class at the world-famous Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona endurance race, but also won the first

January 26, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Green Racing Challenge Is Back

By Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Green Racing 2.0 was announced today just before the start of the Rolex 24 Hour Race at Daytona International Speedway. Scott Atherton, President and COO of the race’s sanctioning body, who had introduced renewable fuels and resource sustainability to sports car racing back in

January 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Future of Green Racing Looks Bright

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  When the organizers of the American Le Mans Series announced the merger with NASCAR’s GRAND-AM series, we noted that the future of green racing was uncertain.  GRAND-AM vehicles never took even a sip of ethanol, while the Corvettes had been drinking E85 for years,

January 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

VP Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel Provider of IMSA

(VP Racing Fuels)  Multiple Green Fuel Formulatins to be Utilized across Multiple Series: The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today (January 20, 2014) named VP Racing Fuels the Official Fuel Provider and a Proud Partner of IMSA and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as well as Official Fuel Supplier of the

January 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Toyota to Race Biodiesel SUV in 2014 Dakar Rally

(Japan Times)  Toyota Auto Body Co. has entered a team in the 2014 Dakar Rally, the subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. said. The team plans to run a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 sport utility vehicle in the roughly 5,500-km off-road race that runs through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from Jan.

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

NASCAR Reaches Five Million Miles on Sunoco Green E15

(Growth Energy)  NASCAR announced today that during the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race in Phoenix this past weekend it surpassed more than five million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American Ethanol made from American-grown corn. The five million miles have

November 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar Highlights Ethanol Use in Motorsports

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol’s role in American motorsports was the subject of Ethanol Producer Magazine’s Oct. 24 webinar. The webinar was moderated by Tim Portz, executive editor of Ethanol Producer Magazine, and Daniel Schwartzkopf, account manager from ICM Inc.  Ethanol as a performance fuel was a personal subject for Schwartzkopf.

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Woolworths Limited : Try Before You Buy: Free E10 Fuel Offered to Newcastle Motorists

(4-Traders.com)  Motorists in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie can get free E10 fuel for one hour today (October 21, 2013)  at Woolworths Petrol in Belmont. The free fuel hour will kick off on at 9.30am at Woolworths Petrol, 397 Pacific Highway, Belmont. Garry Edwards MP, member for Swansea, and Nissan Motorsport

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article
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Webinar: Exploring the Growing Contribution of Ethanol to American Motorsports October 24, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Not long after the ethanol industry began to really gain momentum, key figures within the industry began exploring the idea of leveraging the visibility of motorsports as a venue to highlight the high performance characteristics of the fuel. In 2007, the Indy Racing League converted to 100% ethanol. In 2011,

October 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Shell Biofuels Take Vehicles Back to the Future

by Zain Shauk (Fuel Fix)  …  The fuel, which Shell has produced from waste and inedible crops through at least two different methods, is being developed at a test plant in Houston and a small-scale demonstration project in suburban Chicago. “I view biofuels as back to the future,” said Joe

October 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Ford to Debut New EcoBoost Race Engine

(American Le Mans Series/Ford Racing)  As part of its continuing strategy to introduce product-relevant technology into racing, Ford announced today plans to bring its 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® racing engine to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. The new engine, which will debut at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona

October 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol Fuel Making Indy 500 Cars 'Greener'? Fuel Chemist Touts Cleaner Emissions

by Roxanne Palmer  (International Business Times)  Car racing is fueled by chemistry — and the future of race car fuel is looking greener all the time, some chemists say. The race cars in the Indianapolis 500 first started using ethanol blends in 2006, with a fuel that contained 10 percent ethanol. Previously, the cars ran

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

NASCAR Putting Pedal to the Metal on Ethanol

by Gabrielle Karol (Fox Business)  When it comes to defending ethanol’s reputation, Illinois Corn Growers Association president Paul Taylor simply points to the race track. In a Conference Room interview with FBN’s Jeff Flock at Chicagoland Speedway, Taylor says the 4 million miles driven by NASCAR drivers prove ethanol’s performance on

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Switzer Builds 2000 hp Ethanol-Fueled Nissan GTR (w/ video)

by Jo Borras (Gas 2)  Switzer Performance has carved out a few special little performance niches for itself in recent years – most notably in alternative fuels tuning and for “advancing the state of the art” when it comes to electronic engine management systems. This latest car, which started life as a

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Responds to Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodrick’s column: Should the Grand Prix be a symbol of Baltimore?

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Klaus Philipsen, quoted in Dan Rodrick’s recent column about the Grand Prix of Baltimore, dislikes what the Grand Prix does, objects to its “heavy-metal aesthetics” and concludes that “racing big, stinky and noisy cars” does nothing to move the identity of Baltimore closer to

September 3, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Utah State University Students Run Dragster with Algal Fuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  After a successful 2012 race season powered with yeast biodiesel, the Aggie A-Salt Streamliner, as the dragster is officially known, topped 73 miles per hour this week during its algae-fueled debut. The roadster, with a .8 liter engine, was among competitors at the Southern California Timing Association’s

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

E85 Motorcycle Leaves Critics in the Dust

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  You’ve heard of racecars running on E15, E85 or even E100. Recently, I talked to a record-breaking motorcycle team that uses E85. Can you imagine getting on a motorcycle and going from a dead stop to a speed of more than 200 miles per

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Brings Home a Victory for Farmers with Dillon Win

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  American Ethanol sped into Victory Lane last night as spokesman Austin Dillon held off challengers during an exciting green-white-checkered finish to win the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at the Eldora Speedway in Ohio. This was the first NASCAR® series race held on a dirt track

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

What’s Really Happening with the So-called ‘Blend Wall’? A Fuels America Briefing

by Sarah Dik (Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The public dialog surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard is robust- and filled with misinformation. On July 11, Rep. Lee Terry and Rep. Bruce Braley held the third of a series of briefings, which focused on what is really happening with the so-called ‘Blend Wall.’

July 25, 2013 Read Full Article

E15 Success Stories from South Dakota, NASCAR

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I heard some interesting and fun E15-related stories recently, about what the fuel has done for a South Dakota station owner as well as some on-track testing of what happens when water and E15 meet. … Bruce Vollan, owner of Vollan Oil in Baltic,

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

ENOGEN® Corn to Present ‘American Ethanol 200’ NASCAR Truck Race at Iowa Speedway

(Syngenta/Iowa Speedway)  Officials at Iowa Speedway announced today (June 24, 2013) that Syngenta and its Enogen brand seed corn will be the presenting sponsor for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Newton track on Saturday, July 13. Now titled ‘American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen’, the 200-lap,

June 27, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Conversation with Racing Legend Bobby Rahal at Detroit Grand Prix

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) While attending the Detroit Grand Prix races earlier this month, we had the opportunity to spend some time with racing legend Bobby Rahal. Bobby is the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner, a three-time IndyCar series Champion, and a winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring

June 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Can Advanced Biofuels Help Revitalize IndyCar?

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) The car racing carnival came to Detroit this past weekend. The venue was Belle Isle, once a beautiful island park in the Detroit River that served as a verdant escape for the residents of that great city. The Detroit Grand Prix, a two day

June 5, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Mazda Wins Again with SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel: Is It Renewable?

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  NASCAR’s sportscar racing division, GrandAm, and Green Racing aren’t words that you see together.  For one thing, GrandAm competitors race on all-petroleum race fuel. Yet, GrandAm and the American Le Mans Series, the series which brands itself as the “Leader in Green Racing,” are in the

June 4, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Plenty of Sunshine and Creativity at 25th Annual Supermileage Challenge

(Minnesota Cornerstone)  …Nearly 500 students from 50 schools built more than 80 cars and competed in the 25thannual Supermileage Challenge, which has long been sponsored in part by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Supermileage Challenge is a great opportunity to promote homegrown ethanol fuel with the next generation of drivers and

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

High Compression Ratios and Ethanol Blends Combine to Make a Super-efficient Car

by RP Siegel (Industry Market Trends Green & Clean Journal/ThomasNet.com)  Four years ago, American LeMans kicked off its first green racing season. The program, which requires teams to use alternative fuels such as ethanol blends (E10 or E85), clean diesel, or isobutanol is going strong today. Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Energy,

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

German Rapper Smudo’s Bioconcept Car to Perform in 24-Hour Race

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  On May 19, more than 200 race cars will start at the traditional ADAC 24-hour race on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife track. With more than 200,000 visitors, it is the largest motor sporting event of the year. Also present this year is the prominent musician Smudo, who replaces

May 3, 2013 Read Full Article

NASCAR Launches Initiatives Further Inspiring Fans to Positively Impact Environment

(NASCAR) NASCAR Race to Green™ Will Rally Fans, Industry and Partners around Sustainable Behavior NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program™ Delivered by UPS to Neutralize Carbon Emissions of All NASCAR National Series Racing in 2013 NASCAR Releases Green Infographic As racing season shifts gears into April, a month nationally associated

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Liberty Tire Recycling Joins NASCAR Green® To Bolster Largest Recycling Program In Sports

(NASCAR) Official Tire Recycler Of NASCAR Green To Recycle Approximately 120,000 Goodyear Tires Annually As part of NASCAR Race to Green™, a month-long, industry-wide effort to reduce the sport’s carbon footprint, NASCAR and Liberty Tire Recycling has announced a new partnership that designates the tire recycling services provider as the Official

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

All Eyes on DeltaWing in Season Opener for ALMS

by Jeff Olson (USA Today)  …Designed by Ben Bowlby, former technical director for Chip Ganassi Racing, the DeltaWing’s appeal lies with its fuel savings and raceability. It’s about half the weight of a typical prototype and uses a four-cylinder engine, reduced drag and superior cornering to compete with heavier, more powerful

March 14, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

American Ethanol Enhances Sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing

(National Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) American Ethanol announced its plans to enhance its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2013 NASCAR season. Dillon will race the No. 33 American Ethanol Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway on June 16 and

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Mazda’s Newest Race Cars Are Powered By Chicken Guts

by Joann Muller (Forbes)  When the grueling 2013 Rolex 24 endurance race kicks off at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 26, the field will include three Mazda6 race cars powered by an unusual type of renewable fuel. The ultra-clean, synthetic diesel fuel is made from animal fats, such as beef tallow, pork lard and

January 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Could Formula One Racing Cars Influence Family Cars of the Future?

(Balkans.com)  … It seems unlikely but motorsport engineers and specialists from around the world have been discussing just that at the 2013 Race Tech World Motorsport Symposium. McLaren and Caterham Formula One racing teams, plus Audi Sport and Drayson racing were among the names providing an insight into some of the

January 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Future of Green Racing in US Unclear after 2013

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) The future of the American Le Mans GreenX ChallengeTM in particular and Green Racing in general is uncertain past the 2013 racing season. On Friday, January 4th 2013, NASCAR GRAND-AM and American Le Mans (ALMS) officials held a press conference to announce “the Conceptual Class

January 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Cars Fueled by Air?

by Bailey (Planet Forward)  It’s not magic, it’s chemistry!  That’s what the chief executive of Air-Fuel Synthesis says about their fuel that’s made, literally, out of thin air! The company says they’ve developed technology that creates environmentally-friendly fuel for cars from carbon-dioxide and water. Carbon-dioxide and water are captured, and

December 23, 2012 Read Full Article

ANSYS Drives Design Of New Mazda SKYACTIV-D Racing Engine

(Yahoo!/PRNewsWire)  Mazda racing teams will zip around the track with greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions thanks to the motorsports version of its new revolutionary SKYACTIV-D clean-diesel engine, designed by SpeedSource Race Engineering using ANSYS (ANSS) simulation technology. SpeedSource, a motorsports research and development company, used ANSYS simulation software to

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

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